Contract Textile Terms Glossary
A manufactured fiber composed of ethylene, propopylene, or other olefin units, also known as polypropylene. The fiber has excellent properties for cleanability, abrasion resistance, and resistance to deterioration from chemicals and mildew. Color may be achieved only through solution dyeing.
A color effect with a gradual change or fade from light to dark or from one color to another.
A horizontal ribbed fabric, usually with a densely set warp and a heavy filling yarn that creates raised ribs across the cloth.
A plain woven fabric with a basket weave effect used most often in shirting. Often two colors are used to enhance the weave characteristics.